2016, What a Year!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2016, What a Year!

As we start 2017, Glen Rose Medical Center would like to reflect in several events of the past year. 2016 started out a little rough with the surprise partial payment from our major taxpayer (Luminant), causing a serious budget shortfall. The entire staff at GRMC pulled together by cutting hours, benefits and downsizing departments; we worked together to get thing s done. We worked hard to care for the people that matter most, our patients while never sacrificing quality of care. We can’t thank everyone enough for your continued support. In January the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation (REM) elected a new board of directors, eager to begin fundraising to support the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation Scholarship program and the capital needs of Glen Rose Medical Center. In February the REM Healthcare Foundation was host to the Kickstart My Heart 1 mile fun run 5k & 10k timed race. The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation was able to donate proceeds from the race to purchase a Biodex Unweighing Machine for the Outpatient Therapy Department at Glen Rose Medical Center. With the purchase of the Biodex, GRMC was able to expand therapies for patients with paralysis, balance issues, knee and hip replacements. Many thanks to all the sponsors and participants that made this event successful. We look forward to the upcoming race on February 18, 2017. In April, Glen Rose Medical Center opened a second location for Outpatient Therapy in Pecan Plantation, next door to Pecan Family Medical Clinic. Our therapy department volume has dramatically increased with the second location in Pecan Plantation. May was another busy month for GRMC due to the election of 5 of 7 seats open on the Somervell County Hospital District Board. After the votes were tallied, 5 new board members were elected, and we welcome their enthusiasm to support GRMC. In June, partnering with 95.3 KOME we held the second annual Mission 95, Donate Life Day. With the support of our community we were able to donate over 100 pints of blood to Carter BloodCare, saving over 300 lives! Crazy, but all in a days work. The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation helped give the Emergency Room at Glen Rose Medical Center a little facelift with a donation of a new exterior Emergency Room sign in September, making the entrance to the lobby of the ER more visible. October is a busy month in healthcare, at least for GRMC; we volunteer or host several events. GRMC volunteers at the Paluxy Pedal Bike Race, manning a refueling/rest stop for the participants. We usually see well over 200 participants at our stop. The United CO-OP also hosts their annual meeting and health fair in October for employees and CO-OP members. We generally screen a few hundred people and give 200 flu vaccines. To wrap things up in October, GRMC along with LDL Educational Resources hosted the annual Drive thru Flu, we start bright and early in front of Glen Rose Medical Center with a rambunctious group of GRMC nursing staff, CareFlite volunteers, Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab volunteers, NJHS and NHS students, LDL volunteers and a few other early risers to help keep things running smoothly, after all it takes a village to give over 400 flu shots in a few...

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October is Phyical Therapy Month

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on October is Phyical Therapy Month

October is Physical Therapy Month, Glen Rose Medical Center is proud of our therapy team. Glen Rose Medical Center has a highly trained team of PT’s with two convenient locations, Glen Rose across from Glen Rose Medical Center and Pecan Plantation in Granbury ready to help you get back to your routine. Meet our team:                                                                                                     Bottom Row l to r Tom Abaray, PT Tom is a graduate of UT Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, with over 35 years of experience in various settings including large and small hospitals. Tome has worked for GRMC for over 14 years, has enjoyed the small community setting of Glen Rose  and Pecan Plantation. Tom enjoys patient care and seeing the progress of patients start to finish. Aaron McClelen, one of our therapy teams favorite patients. Aaron has shown remarkable progress with our team, not to mention a lot of hard work and determination. Lisa Jones, PTA Lisa has been with GRMC for 2 years, she has over 19 years of experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Her previous experience includes outpatient therapy, therapy in acute care hospitals, geriatrics, home health therapy and Rehab Director for over 7 years. Tammie Apodaca, Speech Therapist  and Director of GRMC Therapy Department. Tammie has been with GRMC for over 10 years. Laquita Riley, PT Laquita is a graduate of Texas Womans University, has licensed in Texas since 1980. Laquita has practiced in a variety of settings, including treatment, teaching, setting up rehab therapy departments. Laquita has worked for large and small hospitals, rehab facilities, outpatient clinics and home health therapy. Laquita has worked in other states, but is happy to be “home” in Texas. Megan Swendsen, Rehab Tech Megan has been with GRMC for two years, she’s the smiling voice you hear when you call to make an appointment. Tye Castle, PTA Tye has been a licensed PTA since 2009, and has been with GRMC since 2010. Tye started work with physical therapy in 2000, as the director of a wellness program for an inpatient/outpatient cardiac rehab; counseling in prescription exercise and nutrition. Tye has recently received his certification as a clinical instructor for Weatherford and McClennon College and is currently working on certification as a strength and conditioning coach. Glen Rose Medical Center couldn’t ask for a better team to care for our patients. To speak to one of the team, call 254-897-3176....

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Healthy Aging

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Healthy Aging

Staying Healthy and feeling your best is important at any age and that doesn’t change when you have a few more grey hairs. As we grow older, we experience an increasing number of major life changes, including career changes and retirement, children leaving home, the loss od loved ones, and physical changes. Coping with change is difficult, no matter how old you are. The particular challenge for older adults is the sheer number of changes and transitions that start to occur. It’s natural to feel those losses. But if that sense of loss is balanced with positive ingredients, you have a formula for staying healthy as you age. Healthy Aging means continually reinventing yourself as you pass through landmark ages such as 60, 70, 80 and beyond. It means finding new things you enjoy, learning to adapt to change, staying physically active, and feeling connected to your community and loved ones. Having a good diet, exercise, joining social clubs and outings with friends and loved ones, keep us strong physically and...

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Texas Heat

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Texas Heat

It’s summertime in Texas, we now what that means; it’s HOT! With temperatures rising daily, the hot Texas sun and high humidity we need to remember to play it safe. Hydrate. Whether you feel thirsty or not, drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially when you’re working or exercising outside. Educate yourself. Keep up with the latest temperature and heat index forecasts and current readings (take actions to stay cool and safe when the temperatures hits 85 degrees or the heat index hits 90 degrees). Know the warning signs of a heat illness, and how you can stay cool. Act quickly when a heat illness is suspected.Seek medical attention immediately for any of these warning signs: cramping, rapid pulse, heavy sweating, hot red skin, dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting. Take it easy.Anyone working or exercising outdoors should avoid overexertion, especially between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. Take hourly breaks in the shade or in air conditioning....

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Mission 95 2016

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mission 95 2016

Mission 95 was a huge success!!! Mission 95 was held this past Friday June 17, 2016 at the Somervell County Expo. The goal was the same as last year, getting the community to rally together to donate 95 pints of blood. Carter BloodCare said it couldn’t be done, and  we proved them wrong with getting 117 pints of blood leaving Somervell County.  We had a great day with live music, 95.3 KOME was there broadcasting live, CareFlite landed the helicopter in the parking lot, we had DPS checking car seats, Somervell County Sheriff Department was there demonstrating with the “beer goggles” , Crystal Plaster State Farm, Camp Gladiator, Bethany Home Health, Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab, Cherokee Rose Nursing and Rehab, Life Gift Texas, Delete Blood Cancer and Brookshire’s Grocery Store donated hot dogs to feed our hungry blood drive participants.  We had a great day of giving back. Can’t wait to see what we can do next...

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about mental illness and reflect on the impact of mental health issues on individuals, families and communities.  According to the CDC, anxiety and mood disorders are the most common types of mental illness, with depression affecting more than 26% of the U.S.  adults at any given time and placing persons at higher risk for suicide. According to the World Health Organization, mental illness accounts for more disability than any other group of illness including cancer and heart disease. Evidence shows that positive mental health is associated with improved physical health. Unfortunately, negative attitudes caused by underlying stigma about mental illness can cause delayed treatment and interfere with recovery. Glen Rose Medical Center has been providing quality Mental Health Treatment for older adults and seniors for 16 years. If you or a loved one suffers from a mental condition, talk to your Primary Care Physician or call SeniorCare at 254-898-9035. Glen Rose Medical Center…devoted to leading the way to a healthier...

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Pecan Outpatient Therapy

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Pecan Outpatient Therapy

Glen Rose Medical Center is happy to announce the Grand Opening of Outpatient Therapy at Pecan Family Medical Clinic in Pecan Plantation on Wednesday April 20, 2016. Please join us 10-12 for a come and go reception, and meet our therapy team.  We would love to see you...

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March – National Nutrition Month

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on March – National Nutrition Month

MARCH…NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH National Nutrition Month is a nutrition education campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating habits.  Registered Dietitian Day is also celebrated in March to increase awareness of registered dietitians as providers of food and nutrition services and for their commitment to helping people enjoy healthier lives. Eating healthier does not have to be complicated. It is important to remember that eating healthier is a process, a lifestyle change, a family affair that does not happen overnight. Eating healthier is about gradually making positive changes over time. It involves setting goals, making and sticking to a commitment, and not beating yourself up when you have an occasional slip up. As a matter of fact it’s not about eating perfect all the time. It’s all right to occasionally drink a soda, eat a burger and fries at a fast food restaurant, or eat your favorite candy bar. The key is to limit your intake of unhealthy foods to occasionally, NOT every day. Start with a few healthy eating tips: Eat Breakfast Start each morning with a healthy breakfast that includes lean protein, whole grains, fruits and/or vegetables. Skip the honey bun and instead try making a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, low-fat cheese, salsa and a whole wheat tortilla. Fill Your Plate With Fruits and Vegetables Fruits and vegetables are a great source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Include different types in your diet such as fresh, frozen and canned. When purchasing canned vegetables; chose “reduced sodium” or “no-salt-added”. Sorry but French fries are NOT a vegetable! Select a variety of dark-green, red and orange vegetables. Watch Portion Sizes Portion control is the key to controlling your intake of calories and managing your weight. Our “super size” society has grown accustomed to large portions and no longer aware of what a “normal” serving size looks like. Get out your measuring cups and see how close your portions match up to the recommended serving size. Drink More Water Quench your thirst by drinking water instead of drinks loaded with sugar. Most individuals are surprised to learn how much sugar is actually in soda. A 64-oz fountain soda contains approximately 744 calories and 192 grams of sugar. That is equivalent to 50 teaspoons of sugar! The next time you are tempted to drink “liquid sugar” choose water instead. Enjoy More Family Mealtime Making eating together as a family a priority in your home. Plan to eat as a family at least a few times each week. Turn off the TV, cell phones and all other electronic devices to encourage mealtime conversation. Get your kids involved in meal planning and cooking. Also use this time to teach them about good nutrition. For additional food and nutrition information visit www.eatright.org Submitted by Elizabeth Sauls, M.S.,R.D.,L.D. Registered/Licensed...

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Marathon Mammograms in May

Posted by on Mar 7, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Marathon Mammograms in May

Attention all Somervell County women, Glen Rose Medical Center and the Moncrief Cancer Institute have partnered together for Marathon Mammograms in May. On Wednesday May 18, 2016 we have 26 available spots to fill for women who are uninsured or underinsured to schedule a mammogram through the Moncrief Cancer Institute.  If you know someone that can benefit through this service please share this information with them. If you have any questions about the program please call Lisa Andersen at Glen Rose Medical Center at 254-897-2215 ext. 441 or to schedule your appointment please call the Moncrief Cancer Institute to secure your appointment at...

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Kickstart My Heart

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Kickstart My Heart

  Wow, what a day! The Kickstart My Heart 1 mile fun run, 5k & 10k timed race was a huge success, with 245 participants. The Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation was the beneficiary of the race, with the proceeds of this years race we were able to purchase a major piece of equipment for our Outpatient Therapy Department.  To get things started we had a special guest to lead us out on the course.  Aaron McClelen or A Mac  as he is better known; was able to show his family and friends his amazing progress with a little help from his therapy team at GRMC. We are so proud of Aaron and the therapy team at GRMC, we couldn’t think of a better way to start our race. We would also like to thank all of the sponsors, participants, volunteers and everyone who made donations to the race. We couldn’t do it without you.                  ...

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